Bandai Namco may have hyped up the new Dragon Ball FighterZ, but before it came along, there were already classics in the franchise. Here’s seven of them:
7. Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure
Released in 2004 for the Game Boy Advance, this addictive side-scrolling beat’em up has a fast and loose combat mechanic system. Fast-paced and throwbacky, what’s not to like?
6. Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
Regardless of the flak it’s gotten. Dragon Ball Z: Sagas still has its own loyal community of fans. With gameplay typisch of a sandbox brawler, every stage was designed to frustrate the player. Good luck trying not to throw your joystick at the TV!
5. Dragon Ball GT: Transformation
This beat’em up is hella addicting. The playable characters have varied combat stances and special attacks, every stage is thrilling, and the boss fights are definitely anything but monotone. Plus, its soundtrack is Spielberg movie-worthy.
4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
Released for the PlayStation 2 thirteen years ago, Budokai III has intense 1v1 gameplay. Every aspect of the combat and movement system is swift and smooth. As well, you have hella characters to choose from and an exciting multiplayer mode.
3. Dragon Ball Z: Buu’s Fury
The second sequel of Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku, this game adapts a plot from the Buu Saga. As a top-down RPG, transport yourself back to the glory days of 16-bit gaming while reliving everything that made the TV show great.
2. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Challenging gameplay and mesmerizing GFX, what more can you ask for? In this MMO, freely explore the world around you. Create your own character and fight either other players, or, in story mode, characters from the Dragon Ball franchise.
1. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Released for the PlayStation 2, BTIII had quite the graphics for its time. Every story in the Dragon Ball Saga has been packed neatly into this game, as well as a solid gameplay and combat system. With over 150 playable characters, you’ll never get bored.